Gertrude Bell (l. 1868-1926) was an archaeologist, travel writer, explorer, and political administrator responsible for creating the borders of the countries of the Near East after World War I and, especially, for the foundation of the modern...
Ragnar Lothbrok (Old Norse Ragnarr Loðbrók, also anglicised as Ragnar Lodbrok), whose epithet means 'Hairy-breeches' or 'Shaggy-breeches', was a legendary Viking king, with Old Norse sagas, poetry, and medieval Latin sources telling of his...
Mary of Guise
Mary of Guise (aka Marie de Lorraine, 1515-1560) was a French noblewoman who became the second wife of James V of Scotland (r. 1513-1542). With the premature death of her husband, her daughter Mary, Queen of Scots (r. 1542-1567) became queen...
Hans Holbein the Younger
Hans Holbein the Younger (c. 1497-1543 CE) was a German Renaissance painter who is most famous for his portraits. A versatile artist and superb draughtsman, Holbein was accomplished in different mediums from woodcut engravings to murals...
Alexander I of Scotland
Alexander I of Scotland reigned from 1107 to 1124 CE. Alexander continued the reorganisation of the Scottish Church, taking the Roman Catholic Church organisation as a model, and he famously founded the priory at Scone, site of the acclamation...
Catherine of Valois
A 19th century CE illustration depicting Catherine of Valois (l. 1401 - c. 1437 CE). Catherine was the wife of Henry V of England (r. 1413-1422 CE) and mother of Henry VI of England (r. 1422-61 & 1470-71 CE). She also later married the Welsh...
James I of England
Painting of James I of England wearing the jewel called the Three Brothers in his hat, after John de Critz, c. 1605 CE. Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
King Edward III of England
A portrait of King Edward III of England (r. 1327 - 1377 CE) from the National Portrait Gallery in London. Made by an unknown artist c. 1597 - 1618 CE. Oil on panel. 584 mm x 448 mm (23 in x 17 5/8 in) uneven.
King Edward I of England
A portrait of King Edward I of England (r. 1272 - 1307 CE) from the National Portrait Gallery in London. Made by an unknown artist c. 1597 - 1618 CE. Oil on panel. 580 mm x 450 mm (22 7/8 in x 17 3/4 in).
New England, 1665 CE
Map of New England printed by John Seller John in 1675 CE, based on William Reed's original survey of 1665 CE.